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FACS Family and Consumer Sciences Education

 

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Family and Consumer Sciences

1906 College Heights Blvd #11037

Bowling Green, KY  42101-1037

270-745-4352 (phone)

270-745-3999 (fax)

lauri.warden@wku.edu (e-mail)

The Family and Consumer Sciences major at WKU is comprised of 79 hours in the major and 49 hours of general education. The following chart shows course requirements for this major:

PROGRAM FOCUS: The central purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who can successfully assume the positions of family and consumer sciences educators in middle and secondary schools. The graduate will have a broad family and consumer sciences knowledge base as well as the ability to teach others how to use this information to improve personal and family life.

REQUIRED COURSES

Comprehensive Major (No Minor Required) Requirements

DMT 100 Intro to Housing/Interior Design

IDFM 131 Basic Apparel Construction

HMD 151 Food Science

FACS 180 Foundations in FCS

FACS 191 Child Development

HMD 211 Human Nutrition

IDFM 223 Textiles

FACS 281 Design Foundations for FACS Ed.

FACS 310 Management of Family Resources

FACS 311 Family Relations

FACS 380 Professional Presentation Skills

FACS 381 Methods and Materials in Family and Consumer Sciences

FACS 481 Advanced Methods

FACS 492 Growth and Guidance of Children

FACS 493 Family Life Education

FACS 494 Parenting Strategies

CIS 141 Basic Computer Literacy

Professional Education Courses

MGE 275 Foundations of Middle Grades Instruction

SPED 330 Intro Exceptional Education Diversity in Learning

SEC 351 Teaching Strategies in the Secondary School

SEC 352 Planning for Student Diversity

LTCY 421 Content Area Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades

PSY 310 Educational Psychology: Development and Learning Applied Ed.

EDU 489 Student Teaching Seminar

MGE 490 Student Teaching

SEC 490 Student Teaching

Note: A grade of "C: or better is required in all courses in the major.

Examples of Positions: Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor, County Extension, and public or private business

For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352) or e-mail (lauri.warden@wku.edu).

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